Redefining the word 'success' is on the top of the list for Scottsdale High Schools newest teacher.
As part of the Teach for Australia program, Lauren Payne has moved from her home in Western Sydney to take up the position in the state's North-East.
Ms Payne graduation from university with a social sciences degree one year ago, and has since studied in Hong Kong, and worked in India and Disney World.
She said she had always considered a career in teaching, but was initially unsure which path to take.
"Teach for Australia sounded like a great opportunity to get involved with communities that needed quality teachers," she said.
"Their mission aligned with social justice and equity in education, which has been where my passions have been over the past few years."
She said the main thing that drew her to teaching was the impact a good teacher could make.
"I still remember some outstanding teachers that I had growing up, and I want to continue that legacy and show the importance of the impact those teachers had on me to my students," she said.
"No one forgets a good teacher."
She said she also hoped to support students to make achievable goals.
"I hope to work with my students to redefine the word 'success', and not looking at success as earning lots of money or getting top grades, but by looking at ourselves and setting goals that are achievable to each student," she said.
Though it was a change coming to Tasmania, she said the state's nature drew her in.
"It's a very different lifestyle to western Sydney, but so far I'm loving it and the small community vibe. It's really beautiful up here."
More than 130 associates will be entering classrooms for the first time this year as part of the program, with a record 20 teachers - including Ms Payne - beginning in Tasmania.
About 60 per cent of the program's associates have been placed in regional, rural, or remote areas.
For more information about the program, visit teachforaustralia.org.